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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Haydn Concerto in E flat for Two Horns Hermann Baumann and Timothy Brown , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor lona Brown
6.22 Rameau Les Indes Galantes
(Prologue) Orchestra of the 18th Century, director Frans Bruggen
7.05 Debussy Pantomime; En
Sourdine; Mandoline; Clair de Lune
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), James Levine (piano)
7.48 Borodin Polovtsian Dances
(Prince Igor) Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
8.05 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 1, 3 and 10 Saito Kinen Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
8.46 Beethoven Ah! Perfido Janice Watson (soprano),
Corydon Singers and Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Horns: Hermann Baumann
Horns: Timothy Brown
Conductor: Lona Brown
Director: Frans Bruggen
Piano: James Levine
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Soprano: Janice Watson
Conductor: Matthew Best

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 9 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.16 Saint-Saens Symphony in F (Urbs Roma)
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Jean Martinon

: Musical Encounters

With Geraint Lewis.
Mendelssohn Mein Gott , Warum
Hast Du Mich Verlassen ?
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor Christopher Robinson
10.10 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
10.35 Mathias In Arcadia
BBC NOW, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
10.55 Ravel Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
11.05 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
Shostakovich Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917)
Leningrad Philharmonic
11.45 Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
11.55 Rachmaninov AOo , Op 38 No 6 Joan Rodgers (soprano), Howard Shelley (piano)


Unknown: Geraint Lewis.
Unknown: Mendelssohn Mein Gott
Unknown: Mich Verlassen
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Unknown: Chopin Barcarolle
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Rachmaninov Aoo
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Howard Shelley

: Composer of the Week: Walton

Behind the Facade With Sandy Burnett.
5: The Octogenarian - Later Years Facade 2
Peggy Ashcroft and Jeremy irons (speakers), London Sinfonietta, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Battle in the Air (Film music: Battle of Britain)
London Philharmonic, conductor Carl Davis
Violin Sonata Kenneth Sillito , Hamish Milne (piano)
Orb and Sceptre March
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Carl Davis
Unknown: Kenneth Sillito
Piano: Hamish Milne
Conductor: Charles Groves

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert Double Take

From St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Chris de Souza introduces transcriptions by Liszt. Mikhail Kazakevich (piano)
Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin ) Beethoven Scherzo (Symphony No 8) Schumann Widmung ; Fruhlingsnacht Chopin Fruhling
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrad; Sei Mir Gegrusst
Wagner Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Berlioz Scene aux Champs (Symphonie Fantastique)


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduces: Chris de Souza
Piano: Mikhail Kazakevich
Piano: Tchaikovsky Polonaise
Piano: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Schumann Widmung
Unknown: Fruhlingsnacht Chopin Fruhling
Unknown: Schubert Gretchen

: The BBC Archive

William Pleeth. Cellist William Pleeth has enjoyed a long and varied career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Today, with Susan Sharpe , he talks about his career and some of the many recordings he has made for the BBC with his wife, pianist
Margaret Good , and with his pupil, cellist Jacqueline du Pre. Including
Pasqualini Sonata in A for Two Cellos Antony Pleeth (cello)
Haydn Cello Concerto in D BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
Rubbra Cello Sonata, Op 60 The Composer (piano)
Mozart String Quintet in C minor, K406 Allegri Quartet, Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Couperin Concert No 13 in G (Les Gouts Reunis)
Jacqueline du Pre (cello)
Reizenstein Cantilena , Op 18 Margaret Good (piano) Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: William Pleeth.
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Pianist: Margaret Good
Unknown: Pasqualini Sonata
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Reizenstein Cantilena
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Scandinavia - Norway
The most famous composer to come out of Norway is Edvard Grieg.
Tommy Pearson visits his summer house at Troldhaugen near Bergen, where he meets curator Erling Dahl.


Unknown: Edvard Grieg.
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Erling Dahl.

: The Night of the October Revolution

From the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, John Simpson introduces an evening of programmes devoted to the October Revolution and its aftermath. Literature, poetry, history and music tell the story of 80 years between 1917 and 1997. With Paul
Allen, Gerard McBumey, Orlando Figes.
5.05 The Silver Age
Life and art in St Petersburg in the shadow of the impending revolution. with live performances by students of the St Petersburg Conservatoire and specially recorded performances by the St Petersburg Philharmonic.
7.00 The October Revolution 1917
Orlando Figes traces the crucial events of that fateful year from sites around modern-day St Petersburg.
7.30 Postcard from Petersburg The first of four snapshots of the contemporary city - a drive down Nevskiy Prospekt, its most famous street and still its central artery.
7.35 Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution In this specially recorded performance, the world-famous Kirov Orchestra is conducted by Valery Gergiev.
8.30 Postcard from Petersburg
A visit to a communal flat.
8.35 The Terror
Gerard McBurney explores the lives of ordinary people and gifted artists under Stalin's reign of terror.
9.00 No Laughing Matter
The Russians survived communism and oppression by telling some of the best jokes of the century.
9.10 Miaskovsky String Quartet No 13 Miaskovsky's quartets illustrate how composers adopted double standards to survive the terror.
9.40 Postcard from Petersburg
Hannah Whitley visits Finland Station, Lenin's arrival point in the city in 1917.
9.45 The Siege
John Barber tells the story of the 900-day siege of Leningrad during the Second World War.
10.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 13 (Babi Yar) Shostakovich's music mourns the deprivations of war but ends by celebrating the vitality of the human spirit.
11.00 Postcard from Petersburg A visit to the communal baths.
11.05 The Renamed City
Where were you born? St Petersburg. Where did you go to school? Petrograd. Where do you live now? Leningrad. Where would you like to live? St
Petersburg. Solomon Volkov maps the city of multiple personalities.
11.30 St Petersburg Today
Paul Allen brings the story up to date with contemporary life in the city. Live performances come from Russian folk groups including the Terem Quartet. Features explore the city's nightlife and residents, businessmen and famous visitors talk about life in St Petersburg.
Producers Gautam Rangarajan. Tim Dee, Paul Dodgson and Gwawr Owen
+ Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 53


Introduces: John Simpson
Unknown: Gerard McBumey
Unknown: Orlando Figes.
Unknown: Orlando Figes
Conducted By: Valery Gergiev.
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Hannah Whitley
Unknown: John Barber
Unknown: Solomon Volkov
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producers: Gautam Rangarajan.
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Paul Dodgson
Producers: Gwawr Owen
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Composer of the Week: Glinka

With Gerard McBurney. Incidental Music: Prince Kholmsky (excerpts); Barcarolle; Fantasia; The Lark (A Farewell to St Petersburg); Ruslan and Ludmilla (Acts 3, 4, 5 excerpts) Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.

: Documenting the Blues

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
2.00 Handel Alcina (orchestral music) Capella Savaria, conductor Pal Nemeth
2.20 Cavalli La Didone
Pythagoras Ensemble/ Thomas Hengelbrock
5.15 Richard Dubugnon Horrificques Claude Ferrier Musique pour les Quatre Elements Thomas Herzog Cinco Cuadros Lausanne Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Handel Alcina
Conductor: Pal Nemeth
Unknown: Thomas Hengelbrock
Unknown: Richard Dubugnon Horrificques
Unknown: Claude Ferrier Musique
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Iris: Leonore von Falkenhausen (soprano)
Venus: Wessela Zlaveta(soprano)
Ascanius: Max Emanuel Cencic(counter Tenor)
Cassandra YVONNE: Kenny(soprano)
Anna: Katherina Kammerloher(soprano)

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